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    Royal Selangor at Gurney Plaza: Buying Malaysian Pewter

    by SLLiew Written Jan 3, 2007

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    Royal Selangor is an international brand for fine pewter whether a pewter vase, beer mug, picture frame or salt shaker.

    As Malaysia was once the world largest producer of tin, it is not surprising that pewter ware has become a thing to buy besides batik.

    There are other local brands like Penang Pewter which are of more competitive price but Royal Selangor hass made its name world wide. I particularly like their gift wrap. An excellent souvenir or birthday gift.

    There are several branches of Royal Selangor in Penang including this one at Gurney Plaza.

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    Gurney Plaza, Gurney Drive: Penang Reigning No. 1 Shopping Centeer

    by SLLiew Written Jan 3, 2007

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    Currently the No. 1 Shopping Center in Penang for tourists. It is popular with locals but the price is above local average as many of the outlets are selling mainly well known branded clothes and electronic gadgets.

    Very pleasant shopping atmosphere and easy access floor to floor by escalaters.. There are lifts too. Also it rather complete with cinemas, 3 bookstores, all the franchise fast food and restaurants and next to Gurney Drive's famous foodstalls.

    The new shopping mall "Queensbay Mall" in town when all the outlets are open may be a serious challenge to Gurney Plaza. But for the time being, if you can only visit one mall, go to Gurney Plaza.

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    Garage: Refurbished "Garage"

    by SLLiew Written Jan 3, 2007

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    This historic building was used for decades to sell UK cars like Austin, Morris and Jaguar. Then it was left delipated before being refurbished into a art, curio and souvenir mall.

    The inside of the building has a replica street of Penang complete with shops with econd floor "windows". There are also cafes and restaurants for lunch and dinners.

    In the evening, there are several entertainment outlets. Worth a stop to shop or for a look if you are in Upper Penang Road.

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    Sunshine Square Bayan Baru: Penang Popular Supermarket Chain

    by SLLiew Written Jan 3, 2007

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    Sunshine Square is a Penang success history of a small supermarket which started as Suiwah Bayan Baru that has made it and have several supermarkets throughout Penang.

    This location in Bayan Baru is the earliest and still popular as others like Bukit Jambul Complexs, Tesco, Giant and now Queensbay Mall have popped out in the nieghborhood.

    It is near the wet market and a large hawker center. Due to its convenient location and easy parking, it is still a place to shop for daily essentials and for new wardrobe for the new year at competitive price. Pricing is probably the most attractive reason why local shoppers still flock to this location especially when there is sale.

    The other popular Sunshine location is Sunshine in Farlim, Air Itam.

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    Travelling Thai Bazaar: You don 't have to go to Thailand

    by SLLiew Written Dec 26, 2006

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    You will suddenly find yourself in "Thailand" when you visit this group of stalls of Thai authentic food, handicraft, clothes, begs, jewelry, souvenir, on-site massage, etc, at one of the shopping mall.

    This picture is taken at Midland One-Stop Mall at Jalan Burma. I have seen this same set of stalls set up in Komtar, Island Plaza and Prangin Mall.

    So you do not need to go to Haadyai or Thailand as the stalls are run by Thais who are from mainly southern Thailand.

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    Bukit Jambul Complex, Bayan Baru: Bukit Jambul - Shop, cinema, bowl

    by SLLiew Written Dec 20, 2006

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    One of the most popular shopping center in Bayan Lepas area.

    Bukit Jambul Complex has plenty of shops, Fajar supermarket selling Malay products, mobile phone accessories, Popular Bookstore, DVD/Computer CDs,a modern cineplex, bowling alleys, restaurants.

    There is a taxi stand and a major bus stop on the main road of the shopping complex.

    Bukit Jambul Complex is walking distance from Vistana hotel, there is a shuttle from Hotel Equatorial and it is 20 minutes from the airport if there is no traffic jam.

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    Tesco Penang: Tesco - Hypermarket

    by SLLiew Written Dec 20, 2006

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    Tesco, the UK hypermarket chain, opened in Penang in 2006. It sells electronics, clothes, groceries, etc and with the crowd, apparently is doing well.

    What I like is the location that is at the coastal road right after the Penang Bridge, near the exit turining into Green Lane (Jalan Masjid Negeri).

    Parking is free and it opens late until 11pm and later on weekends. Next door is a popular complex called E-Gate for the young and trendy.

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    List of Shops: Buying stamps for collection

    by SLLiew Updated Oct 3, 2006

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    Here is a list of my favorite shops to buy stamps:

    Komtar, Block B1 (Tun Abdul Razak Complexs)
    1) Picton Stamp (604) 2614293 (Level 1)
    2) Pearl Trader Stamp & Money Changer (Level 1)
    3) Penang Stamp & Coin (Level 3)

    Weld Quay Area (near Ferry)
    4) Picton - Main branch, 49-C Weld Quay (Opposite Shell Petrol Station)

    Esplanade
    5) Penang General Post Office - selected collection, first day covers

    What to pay: Loose used stamps go for 20 sen a piece. Ask for discount if you are buying more.

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    Bee Chin Heong, Praying Articles & Antiques: Chinese Chatchka Heaven

    by tayloretc Written Jul 21, 2006

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    If you ever needed a life-sized and a half gold-painted Buddha, or 50,000 paper lanterns, or a dozen 6-foot-tall vases with a tree’s worth of artificial orchids, or anything else to decorate your home, restaurant, temple, town, whatever, in a Chinese theme, you need to visit this place. You probably need to visit it anyway, just to see what “excess” really means, and what “disparity” really means, because the rest of the area is an impoverished wasteland in comparison.

    It’s a huge space that rambles across an entire city block (note the address), and is jammed with, gees, with too much of everything. In the photos, the egg-shaped carving is about 4 feet long; the gold-painted section goes back to the left perhaps 30 feet, and is packed; the statue outside the door shares the sidewalk with proportional stone dogs; and yes, the building is very pink.

    You can buy just one of something, and I can’t believe they wouldn’t ship.

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    HOck Lok Siew Biscuit: biscuits

    by Audrey118 Written Nov 21, 2005

    Pehsan bought me some nice local biscuits from Penang...and it came with this bag. It is very different type from Him Heang, equally tasty...

    there is the walnut short biscuit, and also a flaky biscuit with sticky sugar filling

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    Beach wear: Beach wear

    by l_joo Written Apr 12, 2005

    At the coastal front, you have many choices of shops selling women's beach wears. Picture is taken from one of the shops at Batu Feringhi roadside. I don't know much about the cost, its aorund RM25 a piece, roughly. I saw many women tourists wore and tramping on the street.

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    Flea Markets: Flea Markets

    by CandS Written Feb 10, 2005

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    The Flea Markets are in Georgetown near the prison... They start around 7 am on a Sunday. These markets sell a lot of local produce (some strage fruits and vegetables that I'd never seen before), a lot of second hand 'junk', watches, jewellery, t-shirts, handbags etc. I didn't think these markets were as good as the night markets but the girls still bought a lot of stuff...

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    Accessories of God: Accessories of God

    by l_joo Written Dec 6, 2004

    In Penang, tourists can find in shops selling items mostly golden and red colors, they are God shop selling accessories of God Gods Goddess and Goddesses etc. Tourists are welcome to purchase some as souvenirs, although it was not for that purpose.

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    to buy a God: to buy a God

    by l_joo Written Dec 6, 2004

    Shopping is not only about women's handbags men's shoes, jewelry, VCDs etc. In Penang, shopping involve God Gods Goddess and Goddesses etc. Here I snap a photo from a shop selling Gods, tourists are welcome to purchase one or two Gods as gifts to friends. The Gods in this shop are Money-God, for peoples lust for money.

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    CTY Aquarium: CTY Aquarium

    by l_joo Written Dec 6, 2004

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    CTY Aquarium is here in photo (the tall building in brown color) located at Burma Road, nearby Kedah Road. This Aquarium is probably the biggest in Penang, tourists interested in aquarium fishes might want to have a look.

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